Outrigger Pads

We supply spreader plates, outrigger pads, road mats and a host of other innovative protective products.

Made from high quality HMPE Nolim Outrigger Pads are a safer alternative to wooden and steel plates, engineered to withstand extreme pressure with large load capacities.

Strong, lightweight and easy to handle, our range of quality outrigger pads provide maximum strength and support for the toughest lifting applications…and they won’t splinter or corrode! Resistant to water, oil and chemicals, our tough no-nonsense pads will adapt to the contours of uneven terrain whilst retaining their shape.

Our outrigger pads are built to last – extensively tested by World renowned TUV and available in a wide range of sizes to suit your equipment 

Call 01480 891251 or email parts@accessplatforms.co.uk

Outrigger pads are suitable for a range of plant and machinery

Spider Boom Lift

Concrete Pumps

Scissor Lifts

Mobile Cranes

Lorry Loaders

How do outrigger pads work?

Widely used by operators of access platforms, vehicle mounted boom lifts, cranes and mobile plant, and for exhibition and trailer units, they provide effective support for stabilisers and outrigger feet on terrain where load bearing capacity is an issue, such as soft ground or sensitive flooring. They reduce the overall pressure on the ground by spreading the load over a larger surface area and effectively supporting the equipment.


Sizing your outrigger pads

Not 100% sure on what size you need?

Contact the APS team and we can provide guidance on the size of the pads required for your equipment.

It’s useful to know maximum load per outrigger and maximum allowable ground pressure in the same unit of measurement.

Don’t worry if you don’t know the ground pressure – you can give us an idea of the surface material type to help us guide your outrigger pad or crane pad choice.


Outrigger Pad Dimensions:


DimensionsWeightVertical Jack Cap
300 x 300 x 30 mm 2.6 kg 8 tonne
400 x 400 x 30 mm 4.7 kg 10 tonne
300 x 300 x 40 mm 3.4 kg 9 tonne
400 x 400 x 40 mm 6.1 kg 12 tonne
500 x 500 x 40 mm 9.4 kg 18 tonne
600 x 600 x 40 mm 13.5 kg 22 tonne
800 x 800 x 40 mm 24.3 kg 35 tonne
900 x 900 x 40 mm 30.8 kg 38 tonne
1000 x 1000 x 40 mm 38.0 kg 35 tonne
400 x 400 x 50 mm 7.6 kg 15 tonne
500 x 500 x 50 mm 11.9 kg 20 tonne
600 x 600 x 50 mm 17.1 kg 25 tonne
700 x 700 x 50 mm 23.3 kg 28 tonne
800 x 800 x 50 mm 30.4 kg 40 tonne
900 x 900 x 50 mm 38.5 kg 42 tonne
1000 x 1000 x 50 mm 47.5 kg 50 tonne
400 x 400 x 60 mm 9.1 kg 20 tonne
500 x 500 x 60 mm 14.1 kg 22 tonne
600 x 600 x 60 mm 20.3 kg 30 tonne
800 x 800 x 60 mm 36.5 kg 45 tonne
900 x 900 x 60 mm 46.2 kg 48 tonne
1000 x 1000 x 60 mm 57.0 kg 70 tonne

Outrigger Pad Dimensions:

DimensionsWeightVertical Jack Cap
Ø 990 x 40 mm 30 kg 28 tonne
Ø 990 x 50 mm 37 kg 50 tonne
Ø 990 x 60 mm 45 kg 60 tonne
Ø 1190 x 60 mm 64 kg 90 tonne
Ø 1190 x 80 mm 85 kg 120 tonne

Outrigger Pads video shorts

Outrigger Pads enhances stability for all lifting equipment such as mobile cranes, by spreading load pressures over a larger area ensuring the equipment is safely supported. 

Square or Circular and available in a host of sizes suitable for a wide range of load capacities – talk to our Parts team for advice on getting the right Outrigger Pads for your crane or access platform.

Get In Touch

For more details or to talk to our team about which size is best suited to your application, please call us on 01480 891251 or email parts@accessplatforms.co.uk

Ground Mats - Protect the surface and
prevent your equipment from sinking into
the ground. This material is also resistant
to diesel oil and other chemicals and also
lightweight, easy to handle and
available in a range of sizes from
2000mm x 800mm x 15mm
to 6000mm x 1000mm x 20mm.

Stillages - For easy and
convenient storage of road mats.
Available to suit 2m or 3m mats.

Stowage Boxes - Stainless steel
stowage brackets available
for 300, 400, 500 and 600mm pads

Slider Outrigger Shoes - Helps aid set
up - prevents your machinery from sinking
into the ground. This slides onto the outrigger/stabiliser
leg allowing you to move your machine
without repositioning your pads.
Available in three sizes.

Containershield® - Prevents surface
damage and corrosion as well as reduces
noise when containers are moved.
Used extensively in waste
recycling centres.

Ramps - Suitable for up to
100 Ton per set load bearing on
wheel or track mounted vehicles.
Durable and withstands diesel
and most chemical spills.

Call 01480 891251 or email parts@accessplatforms.co.uk


IPAF Spread the Load

IPAF’s is unequivocal – Spreader plates should always be used with boom-type MEWPs when fully supported on their outriggers.

They have a number of resources available promoting outrigger pad / spreader pad use

Please note – all external links were correct at the time of writing – please check latest guidance.


Andy Access: Use Spreader Pads!

Contractors, end-users and rental companies are urged to download free poster artwork, for use in their daily operations, as part of IPAF’s Andy Access campaign promoting the safe use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and mast climbing work platforms (MCWPs) - Download here 


Spreader Pad Leaflet & Poster

Spreader pad leaflet, including spider-type (1b) machines, and spreader pad poster - Download here 


Decals to encourage the use of Outrigger pads

Download here


Toolbox Talk – Checking Ground Conditions

This toolbox talk applies to:

- User (who has control of the use of the MEWP on site);

- Site manager and supervisors where MEWPs are in use;

- MEWP operators.

Ground conditions are critical for the stability of the mobile elevating work platform (MEWP). Unsuitable ground conditions can result in the MEWP overturning with potential loss of life.

Read more here

Read IPAF’s technical guidance here

Crane Pads and Outrigger Pads on show at Vertikal Days

APS recently displayed the Nolim range of protective products at the Leading Cranes and Access show – Vertikal Days 

Flying the flag for Nolim

Four large circular outrigger pads

Nolim Stowage boxes for neat storage and transport of crane pads / outrigger pads

Durable ramps – perfect for the crane or access platform workshop

One of the World’s largest manufacturers of Booms and Scissors – LGMG used our outrigger pads on their vertikal Days stand

Innovative Spider Boom manufacturer Hinowa on a firm footing – pads for their stabilisers

A few Q&A about Crane Pads

What are Crane Pads?

Crane pads, commonly known as crane mats, foot pads, outrigger pads or stabiliser pads, are strong platforms, placed under the stabilisers of a crane. Manufactured from high quality HMPE, crane pads are manufactured to withstand extreme pressure with large load capacities.

Why do Cranes Need Pads for their Outriggers?

The primary reason cranes require pads for their outriggers is to ensure stability and safety during operation. They achieve this by spreading the load over a larger surface area, supporting the equipment weight and preventing it from tipping or sinking into soft or sensitive surfaces.

Can I use crane pads on other machinery?

Crane pads are versatile. They can be used for various plant and machinery, including mobile cranes, spider boom lifts, concrete pumps, scissor lifts, and lorry loaders.

A few Q&A about Outrigger Pads

Do i need outrigger pads when operating on a slope?

Yes, outriggers and spreader pads (outrigger pads) must be on level and stable ground.

Why Choose Us?

Large selection of new & Approved Used access platforms held in stock from leading manufacturers

Over 30 years experience selling and supporting owners and operators of access platforms

We've helped hundreds of satisfied customers work safer and smarter at height

We'll continue to support you and your equipment with technical advice, after-sales care and training